Tag Archives: Ireland

Searching for home

The thread running through Michael Brendan Dougherty’s book My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home (Sentinel/Penguin Random House, 2019) is the author’s spiritual development, which culminates in the discovery of his own vocation as a father. … Continue reading

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Ireland and Shakespeare

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Patrick Lonergan will present “Shakespeare and the Modern Irish Theatre: Staging Anglo-Irish Relations from 1916 to Brexit,” on April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Library’s Thompson Room. A professor of drama and … Continue reading

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Burns Scholar Lecture

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Ciaran O’Neill will present a public lecture on “Love, Power, and Consent in pre-famine Ireland: a Dublin Courtship” on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. O’Neill has been conducting a study, with Juliana … Continue reading

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Divorce in the time of Joyce

Was divorce a realistic possibility for Leopold and Molly Bloom? Peter Kuch, the Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will give a talk Oct. 16 on his groundbreaking book, Irish Divorce/Joyce’s Ulysses … Continue reading

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What happened to the dead?

In the time of the Great Famine in Ireland, the rituals surrounding wakes and burial were often abandoned. Centenary University Associate Professor of History Breandan Mac Suibhne will discuss “Mortuary Practice in the Time of the Famine: Ireland, 1846-52” on … Continue reading

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Dalsimer Lecture & Book Launch

Boston College alumnus Mark Doyle, an associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University, will present the fall Dalsimer Lecture: “Black and Brown Amidst the Orange and Green: Toward a Multiracial History of Ireland” on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. Doyle’s … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Global Revolution?

To what extent should the Irish revolution of 1919-23 be understood as part of a global—as well as national—story? Fearghal McGarry, a professor at Queen’s University Belfast, will give a talk on Sept. 12 that examines how the Easter Rising has … Continue reading

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